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holy

ho·ly

holy

 
 
pronunciation:
ho li
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: holier, holiest
definition 1: being worthy of worship or reverence as a part of or symbol of God, according to religious authority; sacred.
She read a verse from the holy scriptures.Mecca is a holy city.They were standing on holy ground.
synonyms:
blessed, divine, hallowed, sacred, sanctified
antonyms:
nonsacred, unholy
similar words:
consecrated, sacrosanct, sainted
definition 2: devoted to the church, to God, or to religion.
Among the holy men are local priests and high priests.
synonyms:
devout, God-fearing, godly, pious, religious
antonyms:
irreligious
similar words:
dedicated, divine, ecclesiastical, faithful, otherworldly, righteous
definition 3: of the character of a saint.
That holy woman spent her life helping poor children.
synonyms:
beatific, sainted, saintly, sanctified, spiritual
antonyms:
sinful, unholy
similar words:
angelic, blessed, divine, immaculate, otherworldly, virtuous
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: holies
definition: a holy place, or holy persons or things.
Only the high priest may enter the holy of holies.
synonyms:
deity, holy of holies, saint, sanctuary, sanctum
similar words:
divine, heaven
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